- January 17, 2016 at 3:35 am #11593
Maybe you’re an aunt, a godmother, or close with a friend’s child. Tell us about it!
- January 25, 2016 at 2:04 pm #11759
I help take care of my niece. I love her but let me tell you I was on the fence about kids before – nope. nope can’t do it. Sis keeps telling me how great I am with her and how I’ll be an even more amazing mom when I have my own kids… uhhh…. nope, difference is when I’ve had enough I get to leave thanks!
- February 4, 2016 at 2:06 am #11822
I help take care of my niece also. She’s 3, very irritating. When I first came along, she threw tantrums for everything and mum gave in just to get her to be quiet. I had to teach mum how to parent, which is a sad concept in and of itself. She throws fewer tantrums now, however the entire prospect of child rearing is utterly impossible. I must wake up more than an hour early before work (before 6am) to take the kid to daycare. I cannot spontaneously take mum out to the movies or just out and about at random; must plan a week ahead so someone is around to watch the kid. She cannot communicate properly, mum seems ‘forgetful’ when it comes to potty training, which makes the entire bathroom stink of lingering waste.
Children are useless.
They make anxiety grow.
There is no such thing as this ‘it’ that parents keep insisting the trials and children are worth.
I’m about to snap, but I have to stay for now. If anything, I’m getting good inspiration for terrible stories.
- September 17, 2016 at 1:53 am #11920
I definitely feel you @meowmixer I have a young niece and nephew that I adore and they adore me. I’m really great with them but I’m also really ready to leave when our outings are over. The thing is they’re not even bad kids, they’re actually pretty decent, but they’re still exhausting and so much work.
- September 17, 2016 at 1:55 am #11921
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